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I don't know much about how this stuff works, so I'll defer to the realism of others. That said, I'm banking all my hopes on humanity's ingenuity and sense of adventure. Space is just the next ocean to cross.

Ate stocks, pensions, 401ks better to invest in when the dollar is strong or week? Does the fluctuating value of currency affect how and when people trade futures?

Is this just for the president or is France having regional and local elections as well? If you are having elections for "smaller" positions, are they just as heated?

Also, why the delay for the next vote. Why don't they do it all in a week and get shit over with?

And strong dollars are good for Americans because it technically means that each hour I work is worth more, right? I think the real question is, does it make much of a difference if the price of food, clothing, etc. continue to fluctuate?

Also, how does that affect housing prices/rent? I'd imagine if a mortage payment or rent payment stays consistent, how strong or week a dollar is doesn't really make much difference.

Brutal. Let me mull over this for a few days and come back to it.

Leaving the solar system isn't difficult. One of the Voyager Probes has already left the solar system and Dala says the other one is pushing at the fringes as we speak but the situation is "confusing, so don't ask." The real challenge would be getting to anywhere else outside of our solar system and sheer distance is the challenge in every way. That said, in the lifespan of a single man we went from heavier than air flight to the moon landing. The history of travel, all the way back to prehistoric man, is chock full of people trekking inconceivably long distances with the technology they had at the time. Will you see a probe land on a planet outside our solar system in your lifetime? Probably not. Will it happen sooner than any of us expect? Probably.

What would happen to the American dollar if the Euro fell?

I wanted to respond with something super snarky like "This quote brought to you by the fine sponsors of BP" but felt like it wasn't really productive. I've been thinking about this the past few days and while I disagree with his statement, I can at least sympathize that he's probably in a hard spot. Offshore drilling probably brings Louisiana a good chunk of change in terms of both wages and hopefully tax dollars (though I know big companies often get crazy tax breaks). I'd like to think and hope that maybe his comment reflects that he's sensitive to the economic realities of his state.

A lot of species of birds can be very territorial and even the little ones can be surprisingly bold. It's not a rare sight at all around here to see hawks trying to flee as songbirds chase after them, dive bombing them in mid air.

I know I'm just one person, but I'm trying to do my part. I've almost completely cut seafood out of my diet, have cut back on beef significantly, and the majority of my lunches are now vegetarian ($.50 bean burritos FTW).

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Thanks for the link. I'm checking it out now. This article is an interesting read as well. It's a messed up world we live in.

Edit: Vox's site is buggy as fuxk on mobile. I'll have to check it when I get on my PC.

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